If you are a traveler looking for authentic Alaska experiences and aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty or feet wet, Ultima Thule Lodge is for you. Located 100 miles from any paved road, the lodge is a remote Alaska oasis catering to the adventurous-at-heart.
Ultima Thule Lodge can be found in a wilderness area inside the vast Wrangell-St. Elias mountains. There are no roads, no maintained trails — just unfettered wild Alaska. It is all about the combination of land and bush plane-based adventures. The lodge sits on the banks of a raging glacial river, in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Monument and the largest protected landmass on earth.
The attention to detail and wild charm of each cabin instantly makes you feel at ease. Each handcrafted cabin has a unique arrangement, some with two bedrooms, one room boasting an oversized King feather bed, full bathroom and sitting room with views of the Chitina River and surrounding mountains. Although “off the grid,” all cabins have electricity and running hot water.
Food and Drink
Dining at the lodge features curated dishes prepared by the chef using fresh Alaska ingredients. The lodge grows much of the produce in their organic gardens and greenhouses on site. Salmon and wild game are also available, harvested locally. Elevate your dining experience by indulging in the Private Chef’s Table enhancement for an intimate night of service and culinary craftsmanship, just for you.
All photos by Arturo Polo Ena.